Archive for April 2012

Bulls roll past 76ers 103-91 in Game 1

Bulls roll past 76ers 103-91 in Game 1
Playing Game 1 in the best-of-seven quarterfinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Chicago Bulls coasted to a 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday afternoon at the United Center. The Bulls placed five players in double figures against the Sixers. Derrick Rose flirted with a triple-double throughout the game and improved as the... Read more »

Bulls cruise past Cavs 107-75

Bulls cruise past Cavs 107-75
With Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kyle Korver all sitting out to get one final night off before the playoffs, the Chicago Bulls rolled past the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-75 on Thursday night at the United Center. The Bulls closed the regular season with an NBA-best 50-16 record. The Bulls placed six players in double figures... Read more »

76ers' Evan Turner the latest foe desiring matchup vs. Bulls

Add Phildelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner to the list of opponents who believe they would be able to topple the Chicago Bulls in a playoff series. The Chicago native made that observation over the weekend when asked about a potential first-round matchup between the Sixers and Bulls, claiming the Miami Heat would be a more... Read more »
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Bulls sticking to core beliefs to close season

Bulls sticking to core beliefs to close season
As the NBA finishes its lockout-shortened regular season, teams around the league, even some that are out of contention, have opted to rest key players rather than maintain a consistent workload. Squads that have participated in such practices include the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. However, the Chicago Bulls, true to form,... Read more »

Bulls roll past Pacers 92-87

Bulls roll past Pacers 92-87
Playing the first game of back-to-back set to close out the regular season, the Chicago Bulls coasted to a 92-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Bulls, who clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday, improved to 49-16 this season. The Bulls placed five... Read more »

Bulls earn East's top seed

While the Chicago Bulls weren’t in action Tuesday night, they secured the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight season as the Miami Heat lost to the Boston Celtics 78-66. After a 93-83 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, the Bulls improved to 48-16 and lowered their magic number to... Read more »
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Bulls' Mike James: Thibs 'a true general'

Bulls' Mike James: Thibs 'a true general'
The relationship between Mike James and Tom Thibodeau goes all the way back to the 2004-05 season, when James was a reserve guard for a Houston Rockets team that featured Thibodeau as the lead assistant coach under Jeff Van Gundy. Both James and Thibodeau quickly formed a bond, and the two men still share similar... Read more »

Mike James knows Bulls must elevate physicality

Mike James knows Bulls must elevate physicality
Uncharacteristically, the Chicago Bulls didn’t match their opponent’s level of physicality on Thursday night when they suffered an 83-72 loss to the Miami Heat. The Bulls were punched in the mouth first and failed to retaliate the rest of the game. It all started in the second quarter when James Jones shoved Bulls center Joakim... Read more »

Bulls' Derrick Rose alters style in return to court

Bulls' Derrick Rose alters style in return to court
Healthy or not, Derrick Rose has maintained over the course of the season that he will not change any part of his game. The Chicago Bulls’ star has repeatedly said the way he approaches the court – aiming to explosively attack the rim, push the ball at all times, and be in charge of the... Read more »
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Bulls closing in on end result, East's No. 1

Bulls closing in on end result, East's No. 1
Tom Thibodeau never gives his Chicago Bulls permission to look ahead at any point in the season, especially this lockout-shortened one. The veteran coach wants his players to take a day-to-day approach and solely worry about the team’s next opponent, rather than “skipping steps,” as he has phrased it over the course of the year.... Read more »
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